The Seasons of Family

Today my grandmother would have been 98 years old. She passed away five years ago and I have missed her every Saturday since. Don’t get me wrong…93 years is a good, long time to live…it’s always harder on those left behind.  I have new questions for her and I guess I will just have to listen harder to hear the answer.

How would she feel about the information I have found? Would she have encouraged me to keep going? Maybe she is giving me the nudge now? Maybe not? 100% my grandfather has nudged me once or twice but it’s not him every time. I do know she wanted me to know the ugly details of her brother and his wife ol’ Jo Bell because she told me the story many years ago. If it wasn’t for that partial newspaper article I wouldn’t know what I know now.

I sent my aunt a packet today, hopefully she will get it by Saturday. We will have plenty to talk about on Sunday. I wish grandma incorporated more of her family customs into the family. I only know about the ones I asked about. Thankfully I did that way back when because it helped me push the Scottish side of the research.

I took a little break from Ancestry today….I put on some shorts, grabbed my reclining lounge chair and sat in the backyard for a bit. 67 was still a bit chilly with the wind. I grabbed a hoodie and stayed out there. My legs need some sun, my arms will get sun faster so I made myself stay out there.

One of my neighbors was out for a walk and stopped to say ‘mom said last night “I’ll bet Zia will be out tomorrow” ‘ and she was right. My adorable little neighbor even walked out for a bit. I can’t wait until they open the pool, I miss my neighbors! The other daughter just sent me a picture of a woodpecker and then proceeded to tell me that she saw a hawk on her way home and stopped to try and take a picture. She said “You are rubbing off on me” my thought was good! The more people tuned into nature, the better.

It was warm enough to put my bare feet to the earth today.. It was much better than my January attempt. Thankfully my fig tree is teaching me how to connect when I can’t physically put my feet to the soil. Now I have two ways to ground myself.

Not too much has happened today but a little bit of sunshine makes the world of difference in everything….Zia

About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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